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Guhagar is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°28′N 73°12′E / 17.47°N 73.2°E / 17.47; 73.2Coordinates: 17°28′N 73°12′E / 17.47°N 73.2°E / 17.47; 73.2
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ratnagiri
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,205
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 415703
Telephone code 02359
Vehicle registration MH-08

Guhagar is a census city in Ratnagiri district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The guhagar is known for its virgin beach, coir items, coconuts, betel nuts and mainly Haapus Alphanso mangoes. The nearest city and railhead is Chiplun, about 44 kilometres (27 mi) away. The economy of Guhagar boomed after the Dabhol Power Company, a few kilometres north was commissioned in the early 1990s. Hotels sprung up and residents were given well-paid jobs.

Guhagar has a very beautiful beach! Also famous for Durga Devi temple, Guhagar and Vyadeshwar temple.

Velneshwar and Hedvi are the two places near Guhagar, famous for the natural beauty there and the temples.


.A word GUHAGAR means cave house in local language Guhagar is located at 17°28′N 73°12′E / 17.47°N 73.2°E / 17.47; 73.2.[1] It has an average elevation of 10 metres (33 feet). Surrounded by an area called KOKAN (A narrow strip of 720 Kilometer land running parallel to Arabian coast, only in the state of Maharastra is called KOKAN).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Guhagar had a population of 3205. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Guhagar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 78%. In Guhagar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Hotels and Resorts[edit]

Mountain Range Seawinds - Exclusive Beach Hotel at Varcha Pat, Guhagar. Grand Rooms, Delicious Food, Exclusive Packages. Contact - 022-25306340 / 9224586060

  • 'SERENITY - A Village Home' at Deogarh, 19 Km from Guhagar on Guhagar-Chiplun Highway, an ideal adobe for peace and nature loving families. Certified by Maharastra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). Contact - 09822025640, 09226615456
  • Nisarga Resort'- Economical resort near the MSRTC Bus stand
  • Nishigandha Beach Resort'- Economical resort right next to the beach
  • Mody Villa'- An Idea place to stay for families..
  • Sagar Lodge'- First Oldest lodge in Guhagar serving travelers for last 30 years with Luxurious affordable rooms


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Guhagar
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

       गुहागर हे एक नवनिर्वाचित शहर आहे. नुकतेच गुहागर नगरपंचायतीला १ वर्ष पूर्ण झाले आहे. गुहागर हे एक पर्यटकांना आकर्षित करणारे रत्नागिरी जिल्ह्यातील महत्वाचे ठिकाण आहे.
       गुहागरमधील श्री देव गोपालकृष्ण माधामिक विद्यामंदिर हि अनेक वर्षांची परंपरा असलेली शाळा आहे. 
       गुहागरमध्ये अनेक कोकणस्थ ब्राह्मणांचा कुलस्वामी श्री व्याडेश्वर व कुलस्वामिनी दुर्गादेवीचे प्राचीन मंदिर आहे.